Physical Features

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Archipelago

Group of islands

Peninsula

Body of land surrounded by water on three sides

Cordillera

Long mountain range

Tributary

River that flows into a larger river

Delta

Land made by soil that drops from a river

Plain

Large flat land area

Lake

Body of water, usually fresh, surrounded by land

Mouth

Place where a river opens up into a larger body of water

Sea/gulf/bay

Body of salt water surrounded by land

Confluence

Flowing together of two or more rivers

Cape

Point of land projecting into a body of water

Atoll

Ring shaped coral island

River

Large stream of fresh water flowing through the land

Fjord

Deep narrow valley with steep sides

Isthmus

Narrow piece of land joining two larger bodies of land

Canal

Man-Made ditch for transportation or irrigation

Dam

Wall built across a dam to hold back the water

reef

Ridge of coral rock lying just above or below sea level

Source

Place where a river begins

Desert

Land with little or no rainfall every year

Plateau

Large, high, flat land area

Channel

A wide strait or waterway between two land masses that lie close to each other

Continental Divie

A stretch of highland that separates river systems

Ocean

Body of Salt water covering 3/4 of the earth's surface

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